Talent surely knows no bounds and is capable enough of transforming lives. This saying has come true for a farmer’s son from Uttar Pradesh. Anurag Tiwari, from Sarasan village in Lakhimpur district, has done something that has not only got him fame but a path set towards a bright future. Anurag who’s father is a farmer and who comes from a humble economic background has scored 98.2 percent in his Class 12 examinations.
Not only this but the boy has got an admission backed with 100% scholarship in one of the prestigious Ivy League universities in the US. He is selected for admission to Cornell University. He would be pursuing higher studies in Economics there. Anurag scored 95 marks in Mathematics, 97 in English, 99 in Political Science, and a full 100 both in History and Economics in the results declared by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday.
He already scored 1,370 marks in his Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), widely used for admissions to major colleges in the US, in December 2019. The CBSE results eased his way for admission with a full scholarship. His admission was depended upon his performance in the board exams. “Congratulations! The admission selection committee in the College of Arts and Sciences has approved your early decision application to Cornell University for the fall of 2020. I am honoured to share this wonderful news with you and to welcome you to the Cornell community” read a letter from the University.
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Interestingly he couldn’t speak English till class 6th. “For the first two years here, I could barely speak English. However, I had tried hard and could understand if someone spoke. It is only now that I have gotten fluent but I’m still trying to improve it”, he said.